I’m the change Adentan needs, NPP can’t win with Buaben Asamoa – NPP aspirant

Pc Adenta Emmanuel Kwasi Mantey, parliamentary aspirant for Adentan constituency

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Source: classfmonline.com

A parliamentary aspirant of the governing New Patriotic Party, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Mantey, has said he is the one to bring change to the Adentan constituency.

According to him, the incumbent, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa, even if he wins the party’s 20th June 2020 primaries, cannot retain the seat.

"From the elderly to the young, they are all calling for a change because NPP can't win with Yaw Buaben Asamoa”, Mr Mantey told Kwame Appiah Kubi on CTV’s morning show ‘Dwabre Mu’, adding: “I am the one bringing a change".

According to Mr Mantey, the constituents are calling for a change that can earn them development.

The New Patriotic Party is set to hold its primaries this weekend to elect candidates for 2020 parliamentary elections.

The party, a few months ago, held primaries in some orphan constituencies.

It scheduled its primaries for constituencies where it has sitting MPs for April but had to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic its social gathering restrictions.

Ahead of the upcoming primaries, however, some constituency executives have been up in arms with the party's national executive committee, largely due to allegations of imposition of candidates.

Adentan is noted to be a swing constituency.

Mr Buaben Asamoa, who is the Director of Communication for the NPP, unseated Mr Emmanuel Nii Ashie Moore of the NDC in the 2016 elections.

In Mr Mantey’s view, the constituency is lagging behind in development.

He mentioned the need to extend water pipelines to some deprived areas within the constituency and also bemoaned the unmotorable nature of several inner roads, which he promised fix by liaising with other stakeholders should he win the election.

Mr Mantey intimated that his biggest worry is the unemployment rate among the youth, especially the constituency executives, adding: "My focus is to give jobs to the party executives and pay attention to their welfare."

He was optimistic about being able to lobby to get jobs for his constituents.

"Already, I have been giving them jobs in construction among others, so, it is not something difficult...", he said.

The aspirant, who is also the constituency chairman, urged all delegates to vote for him in the June 202 primaries.

Source: classfmonline.com
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